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LOGiT
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Using a Surface Book to scan barcodes

Is there a way to enable the camera on a Microsoft Surface Book to scan a barcode with a PowerApps app? 

 

I haven't been able to get it working.

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Using a Surface Book to scan barcodes

Hi @LOGiT ,

I agree with @mobaky 's thought almost.

 

Currently, the Barcode scanner control is not supported within Microsoft Surface Book, you could only use it within your Mobile device.

 

If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider enable the "Web barcode scanner" option within Advanced settings of App settings of your app, then use this old version Barcode scanner control to achieve your needs.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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PowerApps Staff mobaky
PowerApps Staff

Re: Using a Surface Book to scan barcodes

Hey @LOGiT ,

 

The Barcode Scanner is not supported on the surface book but you can use the web barcode scanner which can be enabled from :

File>advanced settings>Experimental Features 

it will appear in Insert >Media.

 

Hope this helps!

BrianHFASPS
Level 8

Re: Using a Surface Book to scan barcodes

Why isn't the barcode scanner supported on Surface Book. I assume this is a Windows 10 vs IOS / Android limitation? Why is it a limitation, they all have camera's right? Is it because the barcode scanner assumes a specific camera number since I know that is different between devices. Could we assign the camera number for barcode scanner just like for camera?

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Using a Surface Book to scan barcodes

Hi @LOGiT ,

I agree with @mobaky 's thought almost.

 

Currently, the Barcode scanner control is not supported within Microsoft Surface Book, you could only use it within your Mobile device.

 

If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider enable the "Web barcode scanner" option within Advanced settings of App settings of your app, then use this old version Barcode scanner control to achieve your needs.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

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